Conquering Fear. Getting Practical Direction.

2 weeks ago by manjary in Personal Sadhana Reports

CLAVE: ECLIPSE URGENT


Hare Krishna Gurumajaraja

Please Receibe My Humble Obeisances All Glories to Srila Prabhupada


I put miself an anonimous name because My case is confidential, Please Gurumajaraja I would like to do next questions:


1/ I doubht all time Even thought I chant My rounds how can I have more security in My decitions?

HpS/ASA - Canakya Pandita: Success comes from good advise, and good advise comes from many counselors.


2/ I feel a profound distress, I just realised that by karma I do not have confidence in miself ,I dont have faith that Krishna will help me ,I don't have faith that everything Will be arranged by Krishna,I don't feel in my heart that Krishns is the controler, but I want to control ,I have too much negativity I do not have faith in my ideas so I doubht too much.

How can I overcome all these?🙏🙏🙏

HpS/ASA - You cannot overcome them. Krsna will overcome them. How does a three month old baby overcome his hunger? He can't.

Krsna had many qualities, but his foremost is his mercy on reclaiming the fallen, frightened, proud, conditioned souls.

Of course, we have to do all we can to take advantage of the mercy He sends.

Yet in the end Radha is more tricky, powerful and funny than Durga, so She will get us out of this mess, but we must help!!! Try as much as we can.

HK HK

HR

HR


4/ How can I overcome fear?for example the perspectives to do the next idea of My next questions gives me a Lot of fear I think who Will like the idea!! Maybe nobady!! How I ll get the money !!!Thinks like that?

HpS/ASA - Just take a deep breath and chant Maha-mantra vigorously until Krsna enters your intelligence, like He did when He spoke to Arjuna. I've done it again and again. It works. Maybe takes a few minutes for BIG PROBLEMS, but works.

AgtSP!!!

5/ I would like to form an small ashram of matajis to rent an apartamento or a house with maximun 4 matajis,to have un altar, deities, and to make it susteinable. prepare a room for un RB&B for offer room and breakfast to only woman who would like to practice spiritual life. could be tourists or locals we can teach them how to cook,to offer,chant rounds etc.y it would be un income for the asram,as well my idea is that in the salon of the appartment give lessons of English, puppets,etc to children,to have another income to pay the rent ,we could do nice small preaching programs only for women.My questions is

How can I do the plan to make it real and reliable and make it work?.


HpS/ Already answered... Canakhya said... Krsna will do the magic or he will turn you into bird who lives on flower blossoms.

He is the ultimate controller.


How can I get matajis who would like to participate?

HpS/ You be pure... Full morning service with enthusiasm and Krsna will send nice people and they must be patient to hear that this world is just a train station where we get on the airplane back home!!!

Jaya!!


Thank You very much GM

Your Servant.

MANJARY dd


HpS/ASA - Hope that we have understood your statements and questions!!

HK

HR

Experiencias Mentales

2 weeks, 2 days ago by Asta Sakhi Devi Dasi in Personal Sadhana Reports


Querido Gurumaharaja

Por favor acepte nuestras respetuosas reverencias.

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada! 

Todas las glorias a Usted que fielmente sirve a nuestro Fundador Acarya. 

Muchas gracias por su sagrada asociación y ejemplo cada día de nuestras vidas. Que el Señor Nrisimhadeva lo proteja. 

El mes de mayo será la aparición del Señor Nrisimhadeva y Kapi dvaja terminará un ciclo periódico, queremos agradecerle por los años brindados y decirle que nos parece bien que sea más espontáneo, ha cumplido un buen ciclo, ahora Hanuman express dispatch volará de forma distinta, su editor es un escritor nato, por tanto suponemos que continuará aterrizando cuando menos lo esperemos, estaremos atentos; recordamos cuando llegaba a Chosica mandir, estaba impreso con un encabezado de una lista corta de discípulos encabezados por Sriman Raktak das. Muchas gracias Gurumaharaja. 

Respecto a sus viajes nos parece bien su desicion de no tener viajes cortos muy frecuentes, pensamos que esto mantiene su energía más estable y todos somos beneficiados con más asociación virtual en todos sus programas. 


Usted compartió algunas experiencias sublimes en Conciencia de Krsna, incluso con el Señor Jesucristo a través del blog y la clase del sábado, estamos agradecidos y anhelamos más artículos de estás experiencias por favor. 

Su servidora únicamente divaga en experiencias mentales pero aún así humildemente deseo compartirlo, estuve pensando que soy mal agradecida porque uno debe dar gracias por la misericordia recibida de algún modo. 

Mientras vivíamos en el ashrama, un discipulo estuvo con usted en Vrndavan, nos mostraba sus fotos de diferentes lugares sagrados, había una foto donde UD veía el Upadesamrita en el Radhakunda, nos dijeron que trataba de ubicar desde que ángulo fue tomada la foto que aparece en la contra tapa del libro, parecía muy animado tratando de encontrar, me quedé meditando en ello todo el día, ojalá yo estuviera ahí para asistir a mi Gurumaharaja, talves sumaría una pequeña ayuda. 

Esa noche tuve un sueño, era como haber ingresado a tal acontecimiento , UD iba adelante con varios devotos de dhoti y yo caminaba detrás, habíamos llegado al Radhakunda! veía tantos detalles que nunca ví por fotos porque en ese tiempo no había la tecnología de hoy, inmediatamente UD ofreció dandavat junto con los demás devotos, yo me apresuré a hacerlo también pero tenía un dilema, las madres en ISKCON no ofrecen dandavat con el cuerpo extendido, pero pensaba ¡Es Radhakunda debo ofrecer dandavat! Sin pensar más me postre en esa posición con pleno respeto y rendición, de inmediato pude ver otra dimensión, una suave y tersa ola del Radhakunda tomó forma y delicadamente se dirigió a nosotros bañándonos meticulosamente desde la cabeza, pude sentir claramente esa Sagrada agua, inmediatamente fui liberada de toda designación material, me experimente como un ser espiritual, ya no era madre ni devoto con dhoti, totalmente liberada de esa designación pude experimentar una dimensión indescriptible. 

En el 2002 geográficamente pude llegar por su misericordia, UD nos llevó y los detalles del Radhakunda eran tal cual, ahí estábamos como usted y fue tan increíble! tomó un poco de agua con las manos y se rocío en su cabeza, yo continúe visitando varias veces, en ocasiones sola, pero muy ambiciosa, con una lota sacaba mucha agua y me empapaba de esa sagrada agua del Radhakunda cuanto podía, quería aprovechar esa visita. 

UD nos abrió las puertas de Vrndavan, muchas gracias! ahora es cuestión de purificación para poder ver el Radhakunda espiritual y porsupuesto nuestra posición eterna de sirvientes, Gurumaharaja en Nadia espiritual como es la experiencia con el Radhakunda?

Porsupuesto fue únicamente un sueño, pero muy intenso, justamente había llegado SS. Kavicandra Swami a Chosica y decidí contarle, él dijo yo no sé de sueños pero puedo decirte que debes tomarlo como la más grande misericordia. Gurumaharaja esa misericordia me la dió usted porque mis experiencias mentales por propio esfuerzo son únicamente materiales y llenos de sufrimiento, es el maestro espiritual quien muestra el Dham incluso en sueños al discipulo, es el motivo de mi doble agradecimiento. 


Hace poco UD respondió una carta que dice que siempre debemos tratar de avanzar incluso en el estado liberado, mi pregunta es: el plano brahma bhuta para un devoto puro en que etapa avanza se transforma?


Tengo otra pregunta, aunque el devoto puro no debe aspirar los 5 tipos de liberación, si es por servicio él puede llegar al planeta espiritual del Señor Caitanya, en términos técnicos, alguien puede alcanzar la forma del Señor Caitanya? (sarupya), las Escrituras señalan la forma de 4 brazos pero Sri Caitanya no es conocido por tener 4 brazos a excepción de su forma de Sad bhuja, me gustaría entender un poco más por favor. 


Para terminar mi larga carta (pido disculpas por el abuso) quiero solicitar si se puede agregar a la lista de discípulos de Guru-tattva la fecha de mi segunda iniciación por favor. 

30 de Agosto de 1998 (Radhastami) 

Continuamos cantando 16 rondas y Gayatri, 4 principios regulativos sin problemas y participamos como pujaris. 


Usted solicitó hace un tiempo editar cualquier arreglo, pensé que no era necesario en mi caso, disculpe por favor, este año ví que a veces algunos devotos no preguntan o investigan sino más bien proporcionan información de acuerdo a su propia y caprichosa imaginación.

También recordamos que un devoto pujari nos contó que tuvo que recibir el Gayatri por segunda vez porque no había evidencia de su ceremonia con ŚrÄ«la Prabhupāda. 


Adjuntamos foto de Srimati Radharani en invierno con el suéter verde que sorprendentemente logramos tejer. 


Le agradezco su misericordiosa atención. 

Por favor perdone nuestras ofensas. 



Vuestra eterna aspirante a sirviente 

Asta Sakhi dd 


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Dear Gurumaharaja

Please accept our respectful bows.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to You who faithfully serve our Founder Acarya.


HpS - We 99.9999...% selfish, but Srila Prabhupada does not give up on us!!!!!


Thank you very much for your sacred partnership and example every day of our lives. May Lord Nrisimhadeva protect you.


HpS = He is very very beautiful. I think He wants to participate in this movement more and more.


The month of May will be the appearance of Lord Nrisimhadeva and Kapi dvaja will end a periodic cycle, we want to thank him for the years given and tell him that we think it is good that he is more spontaneous, he has completed a good cycle, now Hanuman express dispatch will fly in a different way, Its editor is a born writer, so we assume that it will continue to land when we least expect it, we will be attentive; We remember when it came to Chosica mandir, it was printed with a heading of a short list of disciples headed by Sriman Raktak das. Thank you very much Gurumaharaja.


Regarding their trips, we think their decision to not have very frequent short trips is good, we think that this keeps their energy more stable and we all benefit from more virtual association in all their programs.


You shared some sublime experiences in Krishna Consciousness, including with the Lord Jesus Christ through the blog and the Saturday class, we are grateful and look forward to more articles about these experiences please.


Your servant only rambles on in mental experiences but I still humbly wish to share it. I was thinking that I am ungrateful because one must give thanks for the mercy received in some way.


While we lived in the ashrama, a disciple was with you in Vrndavan, he showed us his photos of different sacred places, there was a photo where you saw the Upadesamrita in the Radhakunda, they told us that he was trying to locate from what angle the photo that appears was taken. on the back cover of the book, he seemed very excited trying to find it, I kept meditating on it all day, I wish I were there to assist my Gurumaharaja, maybe it would add a little help.


HpS - Yes, it was like the stones on the edge of Radha kunda had been changed. It was not very possible!



That night I had a dream, it was like having entered such an event, you were ahead with several dhoti devotees and I was walking behind, we had arrived at Radhakunda! I saw so many details that I never saw in photos because at that time there was not today's technology, immediately you offered dandavat along with the other devotees, I rushed to do it too but I had a dilemma, mothers in ISKCON do not offer dandavat with the body extended, but I thought It's Radhakunda I must offer dandavat! Without thinking further I prostrated myself in that position with full respect and surrender, immediately I could see another dimension, a soft and smooth wave of the Radhakunda took shape and delicately addressed us, bathing us meticulously from the head, I could clearly feel that Sacred water, immediately I was freed from all material designation, I experienced myself as a spiritual being, I was no longer a mother or a devotee with dhoti, totally freed from that designation I was able to experience an indescribable dimension.


HpS - All glories to the wonderful land of Vrndavan!!! Filled with the songs of Krsna and Balarama. Come along! Come along!!


In 2002 geographically I was able to arrive by your mercy, you took us and the details of the Radhakunda were just as they were, there we were like you and it was so incredible! She took a little water with her hands and sprinkled it on her head. I continued visiting several times, sometimes alone, but very ambitious. I used a burbot to draw a lot of water and soaked in that sacred water of Radhakunda as much as I could. I wanted to take advantage of that. visit.


You opened the doors of Vrndavan to us, thank you very much! Now it is a matter of purification to be able to see the spiritual Radhakunda and of course our eternal position as servants, Gurumaharaja in spiritual Nadia. How is the experience with the Radhakunda?


HpS - I don't know. Even Narada Muni cannot really go there, yet, but we can see it from some distance, maybe like parrots flying over.

By mercy of Lord Caitanya wonderful things are possible.



Of course it was just a dream, but a very intense one, SS had just arrived. Kavicandra Swami to Chosica and I decided to tell him, he said I don't know about dreams but I can tell you that you should take it as the greatest mercy. Gurumaharaja gave me that mercy because my mental experiences through my own efforts are only material and full of suffering, it is the spiritual master who shows the Dham even in dreams to the disciple, it is the reason for my double gratitude.

Recently you responded to a letter that says that we should always try to advance even in the liberated state, my question is: the brahma bhuta plane for a pure devotee is transformed into what stage does he advance?


HpS - We become Goswamis. Is just the same if you have a female persona now. Men take formal Sannyasa but ladies, children all must become Brahmanas (there is a reality. The Dieties are spiritual); then Goswamis (We feel inspiration for details of our service from the Deities. Reality has form!); Pure devotees (Krsna and Radha and.... start to personally involve us in the immediate spiritual reality)


I have another question, although the pure devotee should not aspire for the 5 types of liberation, if by service he can reach the spiritual planet of Lord Caitanya, in technical terms, can anyone achieve the form of Lord Caitanya? (sarupya), the scriptures indicate the 4-armed form but Sri Caitanya is not known to have 4 arms except for his Sad bhuja form, I would like to understand a little more please.


HpS - Little bit complicated question. I would think that taking birth in Nadiya in our next lifetime even as a dog who can join Nimai with other dogs in the Sankirtan is Svarupaya. Of course if are boys and girls like Lord Caitanya playing with Him and the Nitya siddhas while we are growing up, then that is maybe even more Svarupya mukti.


To finish my long letter (I apologize for the abuse) I would like to request if the date of my second initiation can be added to the list of Guru-tattva disciples please.


August 30, 1998 (Radhastami)


ASA - Tom Brown made a note to add it. He is very honored, but he is a Monkey, so if the change is not made by time of next KDh, then please do not hesitate to ask again!


We continued chanting 16 rounds and Gayatri, 4 regulative principles smoothly and participated as pujaris.


You requested a while ago to edit any arrangement, I thought it was not necessary in my case, please excuse me, this year I saw that sometimes some devotees do not ask or investigate but rather provide information according to their own capricious imagination.


We also remember that a pujari devotee told us that he had to receive the Gayatri a second time because there was no evidence of his ceremony with Śrīla Prabhupāda.


We attach a photo of Srimati Radharani in winter with the green sweater that we surprisingly managed to knit.


I thank you for your merciful attention.


Please forgive our offenses.

Your eternal aspiring servant

Asta Sakhi dd


HpS/ASA - Thank you!!! Thanks to Manasa ranjana Das! Everyone!

Gurudeva please help me!

2 weeks, 2 days ago by rohini in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Gurudeva

My respected Gurudeva, please accept my most humble and respectful obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

¡Om namo Bhagavate Narasimhaya!


I always wish you the best for your health.


HpS/ASA - Ha! Ha! Hare!... Then, agtSP, you wish me dead!


 

Maybe what I'm writing is crazy, but it's what I'm discovering in myself. Gurudeva please help me!

 

Now my mind is eclipsing my vision of material life and in this mind I am seeing the cause of my reality and this seems to be far from material logic.

 

Thus, as there is the material and the spiritual world, there is the conscious and the unconscious, the internal and external world of each individual.

 

The unconscious is more powerful (Jung), it generates the conscious and the spiritual world generates the material existence (energies of the Supreme Lord) and it is there, in the spiritual world where the existence of the soul is.

 

Thus, there is the best childless grandfather (Bhisma); the best father can be absent (Vyasadeva, Arjuna)

 

Because? Truly, their absence was material; they weaved the best inheritance for their descendants, their unconscious. Bg 2.69.


HpS - Prabhupada and Jung did not like the word "unconscious". They both commented that it could become conscious world as we wake up. They liked Subconscious.


 

They really do their duty, but they do it from the true position as spiritual subjects, they act from the unconscious, they build it to raise their vibration each time and be able to return to Krsna and be an example of how to return.

 

The unconscious of parents and ancestors is inherited by the offspring. The virtues and defects, those are the true ones, what we are we give as an inheritance, to the universe, to our world, to the community, to our children.


It is there where the Maha Mantra, Hare Krsna, acts, from the cause, it takes us to the original cause (The Supreme Lord KRSNA) by Krsna consciousness; Jaya Gurudeva, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.

 

Jaya śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya… Who tells us: ceto-darpana-marjanam……


Thank you very much for your attention Gurudeva, your time and mercy.

His disciple

Rohini dd


HpS - Of course, the Maha-mantra can just act to let us take birth in Indra loka in our next life, with some higher Bhava, consciousness, or it can take us to Brahmaloka, Vaikunta, Ayodhya, Dvaraka, Goloka, Rasa lila.


Gross people only see Bhumandala. external causes for things. They try by Science to understand everything... but behind that it Bhuvar, where the Fairys, Gandharvas, Kinnaras, Apsaras act.

Like you are saying.

At that level they don't just see the gross external laws of Gravity, Motion, Maxwell's equations, they see the laws of Karma relating to birth as a Princess or a Pauper....


Taking shelter of Srila Prabhupada and Nitai Nimai we can hopefully get the full power of the Mantra.

Would you like to take birth in Nabadvipa with all the pastimes of the CC, with Srila Prabhupada, in your next lifetime???

Asking for your guide, Gurudeva 🙏🏻

Hare Krishna, Gurudeva 🙏🏻 Please, accept my humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 🌷


Gurudeva, as I told you before, I am back again in matajis asrama of Chosica. I came back to my service of dressing the deities.


It is been more than two months since I returned from India. This trip was quite an experience for me, a learning experience in several aspects. Now that some time has passed, I am having memories especially of my stay in Vrndavana and I would like to return in the future, but in a different context...travel with friends or a close friend......and if you were there... the better!


I continue to strive to do a good sadhana and also to read Srila Prabhupada's books more, as you have recommended to me several times.


Gurudeva, lately I am feeling more the desire to preach......sometimes it makes me sad to see the temples almost empty.....and I also do not feel completely satisfied with just doing service to the Deities. Serving Deities is really nice, very purifying for me, but even so I feel that something is missing...

I think I also have to engage in some form of preaching to reach people. Actually this is very in line with my nature, because I really like contact with people, talking to them, making friends..


At the moment I am trying to preach to the people who come to the temple. But, I am still thinking about what preaching project I can get involved in... I was thinking about looking for places to put book tables, fairs or something like that..


Waiting for your comments, your merciful guide, Gurudeva...🙏🏻


Your aspiring servant:

Mitravinda dd.


HpS/ASA - Your, agtSP, consciousness is great. Just intensify things. No changes needed.

Just look for opportunities to meet people in your natural setting.

Join a Peruvian girls football team if that is your nature.

Be KRSNA conscious and associate with people.

Everything else will follow.


A Modern World View

2 weeks, 2 days ago by candra108_mukhi in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Beloved Gurudeva:

AGTSP, pamho


I promised to share pictures about my birthday.


My very dear Palika dd made my cake, very delicious with a lots of affection. My friend Lisset Graham who is university professor as well was amazed by the prasadam. She is very supportive and intelligent.


I am most of the time exhausted by my job, but I love to teach. I went to Siva ratri (Gita Asram) a really nice festival.


I have to confess that I was too overwhelmed the last 2 months that I missed to Ekadasis. I ate grains without thinking I was so sorry. For one I did the fast the next day but the other I missed it completely. But I did Papamcani EKadasi.


P Baladeva is visiting us. But honestly I doubt that he can do something to change the situation un Iskcon Perú. In the future maybe Iskcon Perú is going to be divided in two groups. Kurukshetra !!!!


I bought a new crown for my Radhika. We can use rings in order to use them as crowns for our deities


Today is eclipse. Time for introspection


Reciting mantras is very auspicioso. Specially Maha Mantra Hare Krsna


Thanks a bunch Gurudeva

See you in FMS

Trying to be your disciple

CMDD







Sadhana and Realizations

2 weeks, 6 days ago by balabhadra dasa in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Maharaja, please kindly accept my most humble obeisances;


all glories to our Iskcon Founder acharya, Srila Prabhupada;


all glories to your good self, for your exemplary devotional service.


I have been thinking of you often, wondering about your health, worried that you would leave us soon: recalling the years of kindness you have shown my wife and I.


HpS - ASA --- AgtSP. Radha and Krsna have to leave in the morning!


How I wish I could do some meaningful service to you. I have noted your instruction in your reply to my last letter to "not give up on the Boise temple." It is on my mind often: more than I care to admit. I confess that it's hard to be hopeful about a community that has pushed me away more than once; a community that I have no trust in, and yet still I choose to live here because of my comfortable living situation. I would like to think that things can change, but I don't see how: given the persistence of current realities that dominate the mood here. Still, your words are good enough for me to keep an open mind.


HpS - Krsna didn't give up on Dur Yodhana! He even arranged for him to harrass Draupadi so that he could see himself as he really was!

I'm still hoping for Bhakta Riley's comments!!!


I joined Lord Chaitanaya's movement as a young man at 26 years of age; now I'm 73. I wonder about the devotees who joined in my days. A couple of godbrothers who were initiated alongside with me have passed away [gone ahead?]since.

The thought of their passing sometimes brings tears to my eyes, when I dwell on it. I recall often how when we were younger we used to try and preach about old age and the sufferings that often come with it. We tried to speak with realizations on the matter, although we were all young men and women. Now of course old age is a practical reality for us: and a pending reality for the next generation. I sometimes recall Srila Prabhpada's words in the Lilamrita as he lay on his deathbed, "Don't think this won't happen to you."


Although I have been fortunate to remain in the practice of devotional service for all these years, I am not able to comprehend how.


HpS - Guru krpa!!?


How did I apply myself to rising early, taking cold showers, participating in a full morning sadhana for hours on end, day after day after day, all these years?

I thought that living outside the temple as a householder

would certainly make my sadhana easier.

But applying a standard that resembles the temple routine

when living outside outside the commune is not any easier.

It's so easy to get lazy, make excuses, find fault,


ASA - It seems that San Andreas had a big fault!?


...and let other matters take priority over our sadhana

because no one is looking.

The list of excuses for being careless just goes on and on. And I confess I have slipped into that mess more than I care to admit.

.... asa

During my japa I sometimes reflect on how Krishna's mercy is incredible, that He allows

me to somehow or other keep up the struggle to

hold on to my sadhana. There is

great comfort at such moments. I have

no doubts

that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead;I have no doubts about

Srila Prabhupada;

I have no regrets about

coming to Krishna consciousness and

making the decision to be a devotee.


But I cannot deny the existence of material desires in my heart, the attachments that dominate my daily realities, the many offenses I am guilty of,


ASA - Maybe you and Mataji can be Chand Kazi in your next life time and we can be your Constables.

Naaaa. tooo much work.... better... you can be a Bhattacharya in Nabadvipa and Nimai and His gang can keep coming to our school!?!!



and the sinful karma that still haunts my efforts to take devotional service seriously.

What am I going to do?

Even after so many years of practice I am as wicked and as attached as ever.


ASA - Is that a citations from "Gopinatha" by Bhaktivinode Thakura!!!?


When I dwell on it deeply, it brings tears to my eyes: how Krishna still holds on to me regardless.


It is only by good fortune that my rounds are all accomplished by 8AM, before the rest of my daily affairs, at least 95% of the time. The early morning hours are quiet, the world is asleep and it is easier for me to apply myself because of the peacefulness that comes with the early morning hours. I am reminded of how Krishna states in Bhagavad gita "The time of awakening for the devotee is night for the conditioned souls." And yet, in spite of such favorable moments, my mind is ever so restless, stubborn and resistant, making it impossible for me to concentrate on the task at hand: japa. Arjuna had good cause to point it out in the 6th chapter. Practical experience of how our minds are rebellious confirms his attitude.


My morning online Bhagavatam classes are still happening, and posted on my youtube channel. You will note how I have a big imagination, thinking that someone out there will really care to hear anything I have to say. Thus far I have no audience, except for my wife, and once in a while Mother Tammy. Fortunately, I am able to take in association with the Bhagavatam classes from Hawaii most mornings. Sometimes my wife and I do some reading from the CC in the evenings. There are evening classes from Hawaii on Bhagavad gita that I attend twice a week, and I hold Bhagavad gita classes every Tuesday evenings.


There is so much more that I would like to do, and that I can do if I could be more sincere and more determined in my heart: such as posting stories from the Mahabharata online. But I still have to work for our worldly livelihood, and I don't always have the strength to do more at the end of the day. Somtimes I am so moded-out that I just don't want to: such is my reality as a so-called devotee. It's no wonder my devotional life is a mess. How in the world did I manage to remain a devotee all of these years?


I have to conclude that it is only by the mercy of guru and Gauranga, the mercy of compassionate devotees like your good self, that my wife and I have somehow or other survived all these years of struggle in Krishna consciousnes. There is no other explanation that makes sense or will suffice: Hare Krishna.


Your lowly servant,

Balabhadra dasa


HpS - ASA ---- Many devotee have fallen into walking behind Johnny Walker. I can only suggest what I do: Build your character more and more, as much as you can and always be eager for any preaching opportunity. It maybe a lifetime in preparation, no? So what... there is no other option.

A good General is not going to waste even a 75% sincere corporal.!!


Next lettter???? ?

Thank you!!!